2008_10_18wh.jpgWe're hearing reports that a pedestrian at Bowery, near Grand, in Chinatown was fatally hit by an 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler may have tried to flee the scene, as the truck went over the Manhattan Bridge. The truck was stopped on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and the investigation is ongoing. A few months ago, a few blocks away on Canal, a speeding truck hit a bus, which then fatally hit a pedestrian on a sidewalk. And earlier today, an elderly woman was fatally hit by a car at 75th St and 14th Ave in Brooklyn; the car fled the scene.